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bananas foster martini made with vodka, butterscotch schnapps, chocolate liqueur, and banana liqueur, it is a decadent martini that tastes just like the bananas foster dessert

Decadent Bananas Foster Martini Will Delight Your Taste Buds

Bananas Foster Martini is an easy way to get your fix for the extravagant dessert you know and love. Bananas foster is a dessert made from bananas and vanilla ice cream that has a delectable sauce that is made from butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum, and banana liqueur. The dessert is somewhat complicated, but very alluring because it involves fire. First, you cook the bananas, butter, and sugar. Then, you add the rum and ignite it! A very interesting sight, for sure. After that, the bananas and sauce are then served over ice cream.

This delicious martini tastes like the actual dessert, however, you don’t have to go to such lengths to create the same flavor. And as far as experience is concerned, a dessert martini is an experience in itself! You won’t need to light it on fire to be amazed at how exquisite it is. The combination of butterscotch schnapps, white chocolate liqueur, banana liqueur, and vodka give this martini a magnificently taste of the dessert classic you love.

Bananas Foster Origin

Bananas Foster dessert has been noted as deriving in 1951 in New Orleans at a restaurant called Brennan’s. At that time, New Orleans was a port of entry for bananas that were imported from South and Central America. In light of this, the owner of Brennan’s found himself with a lot of bananas on hand. Not knowing what to do with them, he challenged his chef to come up with a dessert that would utilize the overabundance of bananas.

The chef created Bananas Foster, which was named after a friend of the chef, Richard Foster. Neither the owner of the restaurant or chef had any idea how wildly successful this flaming dessert would be. Furthermore, it is now considered a classic banana dessert.

Martini Ingredients

I love making martinis. You can really get your creative juices flowing with a simple drink. Think about it, there are limited ingredients that go into a martini and the entire drink is small-scale when it comes to cooking in general. And yet, you can achieve amazing flavor in each drink. It’s pretty cool if you ask me. As a result, I love thinking about a delicious dessert and concocting a drink that can pose as such.

For the bananas foster martini, you will need:

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1.75 oz Banana Liqueur
  • 1.75 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1 oz White Chocolate Liqueur (Godiva is the preferred)
  • Caramel Sauce to garnish martini glass (optional)

Garnishing The Glass

On the drink spectrum, a drink can be great or it can be awful. Not to mention, it can also fall on many levels in between. Nonetheless, if you have an extraordinary presentation of your drink, your drink will automatically gain some brownie points before someone even tries the drink itself. How many times have you seen over the top garnishes in drinks and thought, wow, that looks SO GOOD? Probably every time! And you haven’t had a sip or any taste to indicate that it is in fact good, but it makes you want to try it.

That being said, don’t skimp on the garnishing! I know it’s difficult to take the time to make a glass pretty when all you want to do is sit down and relax with your yummy drink. However, it really doesn’t take long to make a drink go from attractive to remarkable. The wow factor really shows off the taste of the drink on the outside of the glass. Show it off and post those amazing pictures on Facebook, Instagram, wherever! Don’t be shy, get the accolades you deserve.

Dressing up this martini can be done quickly and the outcome is so fun! Tilt the martini glass to the side. Next, squeeze caramel sauce 1/2″ from the top as you turn the glass 360 degrees around. Just that little bit of effort makes your martini dressed up and give it added color and an added taste – that caramel really helps mimic the bananas foster dessert! Additionally, top it off with a dash (or 2) of cinnamon or nutmeg. Yes!

Mix It Up

I’d prefer to make a martini over a dessert any day. They are super easy to make. Just add some ice to a cocktail shaker. Measure and pour the drink ingredients into the shaker. Shake vigorously. Then, pour it into your garnished glass. Very easy as far as desserts go!

You don’t have to be in the mood to drink the martini to make this. You can always make this for someone else. Just make sure they are 21 years or older! My kids are envious of my yummy martinis and, frankly, I don’t blame them. I usually make it up to them and make them a tasty ice cream shake or a scrumptious dessert such as Root Beer Float Cookies. That usually satisfies them…for the time being anyway!


Bananas Foster Martini is a great choice to serve at your next holiday party. It is an impressive drink and your guests will be in awe. However, you could also mix this cocktail up on a regular weekend or weekday night and have it as your dessert for the day. Whatever way you decide to enjoy this drink, enjoy it responsibly and savor every last sip!

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Bananas Foster Martini

Bananas Foster Martini is a simple martini recipe for your most fancy and complicated dessert. Mix it up quickly and sip on this yummy dessert for hours.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: banana martini, dessert martini, martini
Servings: 1 person
Author: jenahoward


  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1.75 oz Banana Liqueur
  • 1.75 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1 oz White Chocolate Liqueur Godiva is the preferred
  • Caramel Sauce to garnish martini glass (optional)


Garnishing The Glass

  • Tilt martini glass to the side. Squeeze caramel sauce 1/2" from the top as you turn the glass 360 degrees around. Set aside.

Making The Martini

  • Fill cocktail shaker approximately 1/2 way with ice.
  • Measure and pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Pour drink into garnished martini glass.
  • ENJOY!
    bananas foster martini made with vodka, butterscotch schnapps, chocolate liqueur, and banana liqueur

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